NORTH UNION TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — State police in Fayette County are searching for a woman who they say was caught on surveillance video stealing a March of Dimes collection can from a Subway restaurant.

The theft happened Wednesday around 5:40 p.m. at the restaurant on Connellsville Street in North Union Township.

Store employees say the suspect is a regular customer but no one knows her name.

“Oh yeah. Her mother comes in quite a bit and she had come in previously with her mother before,” store manager Tracey Tunney says.

According to police, the suspect took the collection can from the counter while the clerk was making sandwiches.

Officals say they already have some strong clues.

“We have a few photos of the suspect,” State trooper Stefani Plume says. “The ones inside the store aren’t as clear as the one of her taken of her coming into the store through the front door. So
we did want to release the pictures hoping someone would recognize her.”

An estimated $60-$80 was taken from the jar.

“I was just sick. We do this every year for the March of Dimes,” Trooper Plume says. “To know that someone could take from a charity that means so much to people is disgusting.”

Police describe the suspect as an African American woman who was wearing a gray hoodie and black pants. She was driving a silver Dodge Minivan.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Fayette County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-404-TIPS or email

(Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania State Police)

(Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania State Police)

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